Cash Flow Articles

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    How to Use Ratio Analysis to Identify Financial Trends in Your Small Business

    by on April 22, 2015

    Informed decision-making is one of the keys to managing a small business so that it stays on the path to growth and profitability. And one of the best ways to make informed decisions is to identify trends in your finances that reveal your business’ strengths a…

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    How to Avoid Financial Blunders: 5 Steps to Financial Literacy

    by on April 20, 2015

    “Small-business owners are like fighter pilots,” says Jim Chilton, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA). “They take much more risk than other people.” SOFA offers free training in financial literacy for individuals an…

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    How to Survive a Cash Crunch

    by on April 13, 2015

    In a perfect world, you would accurately project your cash flows and avoid liquidity issues. In reality, even very profitable small businesses can experience a cash crunch. If you’re on the brink of a temporary cash crunch, there are a few accounts payable t…

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    How to Spring Clean Your Business’ Finances

    by on April 8, 2015

    It’s that time of year when all things become new, and your business’ financial health should be no exception. Here are some tips on how to reorganize your financial system to get ready for the new season.
    Simplify Your Books
    If you’re still using spreadsheet…

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    5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Collection Agency

    by on April 2, 2015

    It’s something most business owners have to face at some time — a client who refuses to pay a bill no matter how much effort you’ve put into collecting it. At this point, you have two choices. You can write off the debt, or you can put the collection in someo…

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    How to Manage Cash Flow in a Seasonal Business

    by on March 26, 2015

    Most of the standard rules for managing cash flow fly out the window when it comes to seasonal businesses. So if you rely on a certain time of the year for all your profits but don’t understand the rules for seasonal cash-flow management, your business could s…

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    Is Your Startup in Danger of These 5 Cash Flow Busters?

    by on March 25, 2015

    Managing cash flow is important for business owners in the startup phase because they will experience many financial issues and concerns that established businesses do not. But many entrepreneurs aren’t prepared for the challenge, and 90 percent of small busin…

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    5 Ways to Reduce Small Business Debt

    by on March 23, 2015

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) cites poor credit management, lack of money and personal use of business funds as some of the top reasons why small companies fail. Businesses that lack money to cover basic expenses such as rent and payroll can qui…

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